25 May 2014 at 19:54 #50832

    A 1939 Lagonda V12 Saloon de Ville needing some work is coming up for sale at Bonhams in Oxford on June 7th

    1939 Lagonda V12 Saloon de Ville
    Registration no. GSU 221
    Chassis no. 16035
    Engine no. 16035


    The car is in a nice combination of red and black, with tan leather interior.

    Estimate is low at ?30-40k, because and yes there is a genuine reason.

    Some years ago (2000) Mthe the engine overheated, and the block cracked and it was cold-stitch repaired. Vendor “believes” that it is fine……………….

    But company doing the work went into receivership and vendor collected the engine still dismantled.

    Now the best bit, if this wasn’t enough,

    “For transportation and photographic purposes the radiator, bonnet and front bumper have been temporarily refitted. With all engine parts readily available from marque specialists, this relatively straightforward restoration project represents an exciting opportunity for the Lagonda enthusiast.”

    if the engine rebuild was so “straightforward” why did the vendor not get on with it ?

    Is there such a thing as a straightforward rebuild of a V12 engine, when someone else has been in there before you and not finished the job ?

    Looks a great way to empty your bank account, what a shame, since this car has in my opinion, a nice shape and great presence.

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    25 May 2014 at 20:14 #50833

    More pictures of the V12.

    I feel sorry for any future owner, the engine parts have clearly not been sorted, racked and bagged up with care.

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    7 June 2014 at 22:43 #50869

    Sold for ?33,350 inc. premium, under estimate, so someone was brave !

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